University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Tuesday
11/03/20

UB School of Social Work Offering Racial Justice Themed Courses Spring 2021

Posted by Tim on November 3, 2020 in Academics, Community Announcements

The University at Buffalo School of Social Work’s curriculum offers a wide variety of courses with different themes. In light of the current social climate in support of Black Lives Matter and other social justice movements, we wish to highlight courses that have a significant racial equity/justice focus in the course description. These courses help students improve understanding of structural racism, anti-racist practice strategies and diversity.  In Spring 2021, the courses that emphasize racial equity/justice include both undergraduate and graduate options. Undergraduate options: SW140: Power to the People: Intro to Organizing & Advocacy Strategies SW150: Social Media in Social Change SW230: Theories & Policies of Community Organizing SW245: Global Child Advocacy Issues SW401: Black Masculinities Graduate options: Electives: SW554: Motivational Interviewing SW556: Forensic Social Work SW559: Trauma Theory and Treatment SW587: Addiction and the Family SW589: Working with Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse SW591: Spirituality in Social Work SW597: Play Therapy SW598: Behavior Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence SW599: Public School Social Work SW708: Responding to Disasters with Social Work Interventions SW710: Loss and Grief across the Life Discourse SW714: International Social Work SW720: Introduction to Issues in Veteran and Military Family Care SW722: Restorative Justice Certificate Training (2 credits) SW973: Social Work in Medical Settings (1 credit) SW990: Black Masculinities 
Monday
10/26/20

Domestic Violence Month Event: Being NoBull October 28

Posted by Tim on October 26, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

Wednesday, 10/28:Being NOBULL. 3-4:30p.m. Live your values! This workshop focuses on aligning your values with your actions to become an empowered, effective bystander. This workshop reviews the steps of bystander intervention and help participants identify their bystander style and explores how we can intervene in situations we have or may face. Together we will be identifying problem behaviors, deciding when and how to intervene, and working through scenarios to practice getting involved in a safe environment. Register on UBLinked at:https://buffalo.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6210743.
Monday
10/26/20

Domestic Violence Month Event: Human Trafficking Happens Here October 27

Posted by Tim on October 26, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

Human Trafficking Happens Here. Tuesday, October 27, 2-4p.m. Join experts Emma Buckthal (Erie County Volunteer Lawyers Project), Ahlea Howard (International Institute of Buffalo), Judge Martoche (Human Trafficking Intervention Hub Court), Theresa Nietzel (Erie County Sheriff’s Office), and Alicia Tabliago (Human Trafficking Intervention Hub Court) in discussing the reality of human trafficking in WNY, increased risk factors caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, red flags to watch for with our students and community, and how to access help. Participants will receive access to resources on UB Box. Sponsored by UB’s Violence Prevention Team. Register in advance for this meeting: https://buffalo.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYsfumoqzoqHtJq20STducaaf-FNw-vqOX5.

Monday
10/26/20

UB School of Management Diverse Leaders Virtual Happy Hour October 29

Posted by Tim on October 26, 2020 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Graduate School Programs, Networking, Workshops

The University at Buffalo School of Management would like to welcome you to our upcoming event dedicated to diverse business leaders. At the UB School of Management, we seek to build strong, diverse and inclusive cohorts in all our programs across a wide spectrum of diversity including ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender orientation. Our Diverse Leaders event is designed for prospective applicants to our MBA, Professional MBA, Executive MBA, and Master of Science programs. This year we look forward to connecting with prospective candidates through an entirely virtual experience. During this intimate online experience, you’ll have the opportunity to: Learn about the UB MBA and MS programs, student experience, and resources to support diverse students Gain valuable information on how to position yourself as a leading candidate for admission Network with current students, faculty, staff, and alumni
Thursday, October 29
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
via. Zoom
RSVP for the Diverse Leaders Event
Monday
10/19/20

Student Organizations Understanding Leadership (SOUL) Certificate Program

Posted by Tim on October 19, 2020 in Community Announcements, New Programs, Workshops

This image features Victor E. Bull sitting and reading with a student on a ledge. Victor flips a page of the book and then gives a thumbs up to the camera while the student smiles in Victor's direction. The SOUL Program-
This new certificate program, Student Organizations Understanding Leadership (SOUL), aims to help you gain and improve upon the skills necessary for career readiness. This certificate encapsulates the definition and proposed career readiness competencies of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
Career Readiness and NACE:
NACE defines career readiness as the attainment and demonstration of certain skills and competencies that prepare college students for a smooth transition into the workplace. These eight competency areas are: Critical Thinking/Problem Solving Oral/Written Communication Teamwork/Collaboration Digital Technology Leadership Professionalism/Work Ethic Career Management Global/Intercultural Fluency For the full breakdown of NACE’s career readiness competencies, visit this website.
Thursday
10/15/20

Halloween Craft Contest

Posted by Tim on October 15, 2020 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Student experience

We will be holding a Halloween Craft Contest on October 28th at 7pm. Carve or paint your best pumpkin design or even create a spooky little craft before then for a chance to win a prize. You can only win the prize if you are registered for Relay so make sure you do that first! 

Thursday
10/15/20

UB Relay For Life

Posted by Tim on October 15, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event

Register for Relay For Life for ONLY $5!!! 

Meeting Recording: 

https://ub.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=53d37dec-8c41-4bad-b393-ac52018a6b8a

Presentation: 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1IxdpTPk4ve72tfH3HJvrzcEOzXA3D5rVCzntHmoOEaQ/edit?usp=sharing

Thursday
10/15/20

Drive to Make Strides – American Cancer Society

Posted by Tim on October 15, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event

Tuesday
10/06/20

UB’s Chapter of the International Pre-Law Fraternity Phi Alpha Delta seeks new members

Posted by Tim on October 6, 2020 in Community Announcements, Networking, Student Clubs

Are you interested in a career based in legal studies, politics, justice, criminology, or another field of law? UB’s chapter of the international pre-law fraternity Phi Alpha Delta can provide insight, guidance and networking into these examples and more! 

We are a coed professional fraternity open to any major! We offer connection into law related fields along with countless professional workshops such as how to build a resume, proficiency in public speaking, etc., guest speakers ranging from law professors to local judges, upwards of $2,500 LSAT prep and study materials, and more! Altogether, it is a rare opportunity to connect with likeminded, ambitious students interested in expanding their professional skills and assets. 

If you are interested in joining or would like to receive more information, please do not hesitate to contact me, Elizabeth Payne, at epayne2@buffalo.edu. We have extended our deadlines for recruitment up until the end of week 6 of classes, due to the current pandemic, and are looking to welcome more members into our organization.   

Tuesday
10/06/20

New Honors College Virtual Speaker Series: Honest Conversations Oct. 9, 15 and 29

Posted by Tim on October 6, 2020 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Academics and Advice: Friday, October 9th, 3-4pm. Virtual. Honors College Faculty Fellows Craig Centre: Transnational Studies, Maya Chilbert: Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Matthew Paul: Psychology, and Lindsay Brandon Hunter: Theatre and Dance will be on hand to share their stories, offer advice, and answer questions.

For more information on the Honors College Faculty Fellows:

Race and Racism: Thursday, October 15th, 4-4:50pm. Virtual. Dr. Henry Louis Taylor, Director of the Center for Urban Studies and Professor of Urban and Regional Planning will lead a discussion about race and racism in our country, our communities, and on campus.

For more information on Dr. Taylor’s work on race and racism:

Health and Healthcare: Thursday, October 29th, 4-4:50pm. Virtual. Dr. Daphne Bascom, Vice President, Population Health at Saint Luke’s Health System, UB Honors College Alumna, and Marshall Scholar Recipient, invites students to join her for a conversation about public health and her work as a leader in the field.

For more information on Dr. Bascom’s work in public health: